Because of the population, the Paraparaumu Ward has two councilors, rather than the one each in Otaki, Waikanae and Paekakariki-Raumati.
Regular readers of this blog will have seen a few contributions from Bernie Randall, one of the 5 candidates. His statement is above.
At present, keeping Rates increases below inflation is pretty much saying there should be no increase at all. “I am opposed to any increases in water meter charges” is, however, milder than our stance which is to abolish them completely.
The only other candidate who says anything about Rates is Kathy Spiers who says she will “push for the lowering of Rates increases.”